I follow you in IG and love what you do. We are having a busy bee and need to get rid of this antique desk which needs a bit of love. Do you want it?
Let me know.
I mean...who gets THIS LUCKY?
Did I ask for the measurements? Of course not. I gave my husband my guestimate off the photos which was "it's about a meter square." Way off.
My benefactor did say someone would be there to help him move it "down the stairs" which I failed to mention to my husband. Ok, I didn't forget the help part, only the stairs part.
And apparently, in my husband's words, they were less stairs and more of a steep, narrow passage with a sharp turn and a giant window just waiting "to be crashed through." I think his exact words were, "the ultimate trickster carnival ladder-stairs."
Oh hello...did I mention this beauty weighs A TONNE?!!
But just look at her...
But possibly the best part? Its usefulness. I love a piece that offers not only gorgeous form, but exceptional function. Storage, shelves, drawers...she's got it all!
Back to business. I added Bonding Agent to the Milk Paint to ensure adhesion to the timber with no chance of chippy. Two coats was all it took. I painted one right after the other as the paint covered well and it was a warm day. The first coat had already dried as I was finishing the last bit, so I kept going.
I don't typically rush jobs like this, but I was on a mission. Once dried, I went straight into waxing with clear Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax.
After clear waxing with Furniture Wax, I rolled straight into adding MMS Antiquing Wax highlights. I prefer sealing with clear Furniture Wax then adding the tinted wax as it provides a silky smooth surface to work with making application even easier.
Here the left door has been Antique Waxed and the right door is patiently waiting its turn:
The kindness of others is what fueled this project. I strongly believe it is why this desk became so lovely in the end. And oh yeah...some really great PAINT from Miss Mustard Seed too!!